Hollywood Spotlight: Evelyn Ankers

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Evelyn Ankers


Hollywood Spotlight: Evelyn Ankers

“the Queen of the Bs”

Horror Movie B Queen



I first discovered Evelyn Ankers after tuning in one night to a cool film, The Son of Dracula, really enjoyable film made in 1943, in my option a top film, easy to watch, the style and fashion is always incredible.

In the movie Evelyn having a thing for the morbid, obviously has to run off with Dracula and well you can see the movie to see how the plot turns out. 🙂

Movies from the 1970’s and older I make a point of being at least 1/3rd of my TV viewing, won’t catch me subscribing to any pay TV, the gold already exists.

Ok so this stunning lady was quite a lead for for many Horror Movies made back in the forties, apt she was known as the Known as “the Queen of the Bs” why not sounds good to me.

Evelyn made over 50 films and unbelievable she retired ( early )  at 32, after she married another great actor Richard Denning.

A selection of some of the great movies she made:


The Wolf Man (1941)

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Captive Wild Woman (1943)

Son of Dracula(1943)

The Mad Ghoul (1943)

Jungle Woman (1944)

Weird Woman (1944)

The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)

The Frozen Ghost (1945)

Hold That Ghost (1941)

Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

His Butler’s Sister (1943)

The Pearl of Death (1944)

Pardon My Rhythm (1944)

Tarzan’s Magic Fountain (1949)


Evelyn was Born in Chile in 1918 and died in 1985 form ovarian cancer at her home in Haiku on the island of Maui, her daughter and grandchildren live in Hawaii.

What a fabulous legacy of work she left us

Such a Blessing to witness her work – R.I.P  Evelyn Ankers




Evelyn Ankers


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